Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion, Santiago
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A commanding statue of the Virgin Mary dominates the landscape at Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion. Built in 1904 to commemorate the 50-year anniversary of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception, the 12 m (39 ft) statue stands on a site sacred to the indigenous prior to colonialism. Visit the church to admire its stone architecture, and step inside to look for several murals and statues. From the top of the hill, you can see over all Santiago and even to the snow-capped Andes. Take a hike up the hill to get there, or for an easier time ascending or descending, ride the funicular or hire a cab. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Santiago holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • It is a must to take a photo at this place when visits Santiago, in addition to the walk to get is very nice and gives you a good view of the city.
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  • San Cristobal Hill has excellent routes for walking. Excellent view of Santiago from the top where the Virgin Mary is located. A must for all who spend some days by Santiago. Additionally you can climb by the new cable car.
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  • A delicious morning! We walk to the Saw, the neighborhood is very nice with plenty of bars and restaurants. Up and down of gondola. Clean place, have toilets and local food kiosks. The view is very beautiful! If you're lucky, and the enable poluiçao you can see the snow-capped peaks.
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  • The most wonderful view point in Santiago city
  • Nice place with a good view of city.
  • Wonderful viewpoint, must see.
  • Nice view
  • Peaceful place to relax and buy handmade stuff.